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Christina Mayhand Author Archive

Email: cemayhan@uncg.edu  

Hi my name is Christina Mayhand and I am a current MLIS student at UNCG. I was born and currently live in North Carolina Greensboro. I plan on opening a Toy Library when I graduate. I am currently reading Oceans of Fire by Christine Feehan

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Archived Tweets at the Library of Congress

Tweets have made it to the Library of Congress (LOC) and now the real work sets in as archiving begins When the LOC started working on this project the goals were to preserve tweets from the start of Twitter to 2010 (additional tweets are also to be provided on an ongoing basis); to create a method for processing incoming tweets that require archiving; and to create a structure to organize tweets by date.LOC has achieved these goals, so now they move into the next phase of the project which is to make the information they have collected useful by creating an effective method for accessing the Twitter archive[1].


Toy Libraries: Providing Abundant Play Opportunities

I was in my Foundations library class when I first heard about toy libraries. Entering library school I had no idea that there were toy libraries in existence, what exactly they were or what they did. Recently I had the chance to talk to a member of the Toy Library Association about just that. A toy library’s objectives depends on the community it serves, though the most obvious is to provide toys to children. How that process is gone about the and the method of communication is how one toy library may differ from another.

Free Resource: I’ll Take One!

Public libraries need to provide the same level of service with less. To do that we really need to capitalize on our resources.

Big Ideas at the iDEAL Summit

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the University of North Carolina Greensboro’s (UNCG) iDEAL Summit. The ideal Summit has been an annual event since 2009 and the topics change each year but the focus is on information, diversity, engagement, access, and libraries (iDEAL). The topic for this particular conference was ‘Literacy […]